Sometimes when you want to stop feeling like a machine that repeats the same thing over and over, you need to reprogram and try something unexpected and new. Different for me this week is wearing luxe fabrics like silk duchess rather than my working class and utilitarian black wool. Colors like the bronze and purple are somewhat jarring for me but sometimes you need a push in another direction to jog your mind to produce new ideas. Of course the ever present black drape is always a player for me like a well worn and comfortable shawl that keeps me warm and protected. The sharp pointed collar beckons me to go in new directions. Contrasts both with color and with textures make this dress tactile and sensual, putting me back in touch with my five senses ironically reminding me that I am a human and not a machine.

Accidental Icon Wears

Bronze and Purple Dress: Aganovitch A/W2013, Black Suede Lace-up Boots: Vagabond, Earrings From Paris: Dawn’s Vintage Jewelry